Publishing and organising video in channels

All members of staff can create channels in Kaltura. A channel is simply a collection of media items that can be shared publicly, with specific colleagues, or kept private to the channel owner.

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Create a Channel

  1. Log into MUSE, click View All Services, and select Kaltura Digital Media Hub.




  2. Click on your Name and select My Channels.




  3. Click the + Create Channel button.




  4. Add a title and description, and choose the appropriate Privacy settings:
  • Open: All University staff can add content to the channel, and everyone with a University account can access the channel. Not recommended.
  • Restricted: Available to everyone with a University account. Only channel members can add content.
  • Private: Only channel members can view and add content.
  • Public, Restricted: Content available to anyone. Only channel members can add content.

The two most popular channel types are Restricted (only available to the University community) and Public, Restricted (available to the public).


Add media to a Channel

  1. Log into MUSE, click View All Services, and select Kaltura Digital Media Hub.




  2. Click on your Name and select My Channels.




  3. Navigate to the relevant channel, and click on the channel title.




  4. Click the + Add to Channel button.

Kaltura My Channels screen with Add to Channel button highlighted

  1. Tick the checkbox to the left of the media you wish to add to the channel.

Please note: You must ensure a title, description and tags have been added to media content before adding it to a channel.

  1. Click Publish to save the changes. 

Organise media in a Channel by creating Playlists

Playlists allow media items in a channel to be organised. Channels can contain a number of playlists, allowing channel managers to group media effectively. A good example of how playlists can be used to display content is on the Creative Media Service Channel.

  1. Log into MUSE, click View All Services, and select Kaltura Digital Media Hub.




  2. Click on your Name and select My Channels.




  3. Navigate to the relevant channel and hover over the thumbnail. Click the Edit button (pencil icon).




  4. Click the Playlists tab and click + Create Channel Playlist.




  5. Enter a Title, optional Description and Tags, and click Create.




  6. Locate the media you wish to add to the playlist, and click the + icon.

Kaltura's playlists page, the plus icon to the right of a list of media items is highlighted

  1. Click and drag thumbnails to change the order of the Playlist. Click Go to Channel to save the changes




  2. Return to the Playlists tab to edit the playlist media, grab an embed code or delete a playlist.

Once you have created a playlist, visitors to your channel will see the playlist view first, before seeing the individual media items.


Manage and add colleagues to a Channel

  1. Log into MUSE, click View All Services, and select Kaltura Digital Media Hub.




  2. Click on your Name and select My Channels.




  3. Navigate to the relevant channel and hover over the thumbnail. Click the Edit button (pencil icon).




  4. Click the Details tab to edit the channel name and description.




  5. Click the Users tab to add contributors to a channel. Adding a colleague with the ‘Contributor' permission will allow them to add content to the channel. The ‘Manager’ permission will allow full access to the channel and adding extra users. Find out more about managing channels.




  6. The Collaboration tab is a unique feature that will add content from the channel into another user(s) My Media library, based on their role in the channel. For example, if you ticked the ‘Manager’ and ‘Co-Editor’ checkboxes, all Channel Managers would automatically become a Co-Editor for all media added to the channel.




  7. Click Submit to save. 

Kaltura Channel collaboration settings tab showing a list of role and permission types

Please note: The Collaboration tab should be updated before adding content to the channel, as permissions may not apply retrospectively.